Decorating with metallics is one of the simplest ways to add a touch of luxury to a home—and a little goes a long way.
Metallic décor works beautifully in nearly every interior design style, from traditional and transitional to modern and minimalist. The key is finding the right balance.
If you don’t know where to begin when decorating with metallics, start small with door hardware that provides a cohesive, upgraded look throughout the home. Polished stainless steel is a good choice for a contemporary home, while an antique bronze finish brings old-world charm.
Silver and gold home décor instantly gives a space a luxurious feeling, which makes it especially suited for smaller spaces where simple, elegant touches can transform the room.
For example, adding a metallic mirror frame to a builder-grade bathroom mirror is a great way to complement a marble countertop, while a striking gold chandelier brings out the richness of a mid-century walnut dining table.
Below we’ve compiled some expert tips on where to begin when decorating with metallics, from mixing metal finishes in the bath with a metallic mirror frame and contrasting fixtures to updating the kitchen with metallic tiles.